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Lloyd M. Nolan

Lloyd M. Nolan

35 years Experience - Quality Legal Services at a Fair Price.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Biography

It's a difficult time when a loved one passes away. However, there are a number of tasks which need to be completed in a timely manner to ensure that his or her intentions are fulfilled. The limitations period for filing a Probate Estate in Missouri is one year from the date of death. In order to protect your loved one's estate, it is important to contact a skilled professional as soon as possible.

I handle each case personally. I have 36 years experience in Probate, Estate Planning, DWI Defense, and Auto Accident Injury cases. I have handled every stage and level of litigation, both trials and appeals, in the State and Federal Courts of Missouri and Illinois. My varied experience allows me to effectively address my clients' needs, even where areas of law overlap. I strive to provide high-quality legal services with integrity at a fair price. Call me for a Free Initial Consultation.

Many smart people have no Estate Plan whatsoever. Many of us don't consider our estate plans because it seems unpleasant or something to be considered in the distant future. If you have no Will, then the law of your State will determine who receives your assets. Generally, it costs more to handle a probate proceeding when there is no Will, because the court will require the posting of a Bond. This is not normally required if there is a Will. If you are a single person it may be more difficult to determine your heirs, particularly if you have no children or siblings. Beyond this, you may not want all of your assets to be distributed to your next of kin and, without a Will, you have no input as to who will handle the affairs of your estate. It is important for everyone to do some Estate planning, even if it's just the basics of a Will and power of attorney. Powers of attorney are critical for everyone, because this document allows you to grant authority to a trusted person to handle your affairs in the even of your disability or incapacity.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I offer a free phone consultation, up to 10 minutes, on all new matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept all Injury Cases on a contingent fee basis with no attorney's fees upfront. You pay me nothing until you recover.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I strive to provide basic legal information and answer basic questions over the phone for my clients. If I don't have the answer or solution to your issue, I'll help you find someone who does.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Missouri
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8th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Misouri
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner - Attorney
Law Office of Lloyd Nolan
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Solo practice handling all stages of litigation, trials and appeals. Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Probate and Injury Cases. Represented hundreds of clients in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, including Illinois Counties of the Metro East.
Volunteer Attorney
Legal Advocates for Abused Women
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Handled various cases pro bono representing victims of Domestic Abuse and Violence in various courts in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Associate
John Livingston Attorney at Law
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Associate in General Practice law firm handling Divorce, Probate, Criminal trials, Motions, general litigation.
Associate Attorney
David L. Naumann & Associates
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Associate attorney representing numerous Criminal defendants in Missouri State Courts and also Federal Court practice. Handled all Divorce and Domestic Relations cases for the firm. Handles all Illinois practice for the firm. Handled all Bankruptcy, Federal Court actions for the firm.
Associate Attorney
Schrempf & Metz PC
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Associate attorney in law firm handling legal research, preparing pleadings, and handling Motion practice in Illinois Courts in Madison County and St. Clair County. Personal injury Defense and Plaintiffs' work, including representing various Municipalities of the Illinois Municipal League.
Research Assistant
Southern Illinois University School of Law
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Research assistant for Professor performing legal research and writing on various topics.
Law Clerk
Illinois Attorney General
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Worked in the General Law Division conducting research and preparing briefs and pleadings for the representation of various state agencies and the consumer protections division of the AG's office, between second and third year of law school.
Education
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduate Assistant to Associate Professor Laurel Wendt.
Activities: Alpha Phi Omega, Prison Legal Aid internship.
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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
B.S. | Government
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Professional Associations
Missouri State Bar
Member
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Illinois Bar
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Moot Court Judge, Carbondale, Illinois
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Served as Judge for Law Student Mock Court Trials
Film and the Law - Professional Ethics, UMKC CLE, University of Missouri, St. Louis Campus
UMKC School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
Lloyd Nolan, Attorney at Law
Blog
Why you need a Power of Attorney
Blog
Should You Set up a Revocable Living Trust
Blog
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered
Q. My siblings and I own each an 1/8 interest in a property. My brother is filling bankruptcy. What happens?
A: I'm not licensed in Kentucky, so you should consult an attorney licensed in your State. In most States your brother's 1/8 interest would not be exempt under law. What that means is that his bankruptcy estate would include his 1/8 interest and the bankruptcy trustee would be entitled to his interest. The most common resolution would be that the the other siblings could pay the value of his interest to the bankruptcy trustee and keep the property in the family. Do not attempt to transfer the property before he files, as this will likely backfire. Contact a local bankrutpcy lawyer for more onpoint advise.
Q. What is a trustee's final report and account?
A: The Trustee is required to make the report. It is merely an Accounting of what monies you paid in, what amounts the Trustee paid out, the Trustees fees and the balance if any remaining and where it went. The Trustee is showing you and the Court where the money went. You don't need to fo anything or make any response.
Q. Hello, I have a question related to bankruptcy and home ownership.
A: Well, I hate to tell you, you don't know quite as much as you think you do. You mentioned that you have the option to reaffirm your loan. You most definitely do not have that option, as it was off the table after your Chapter 7 discharged in 2010. To be quite frank, I never advise clients to Reaffirm on their home loan, although there may sometimes be a good reason in a particular circumstance. I am surprised that you did not list the home loan in your Chapter 7, since you are required to list ALL of your creditors. Usually the Bankruptcy Trustee will catch that if your lawyer doesn't. (It seems pretty straightforward as most Chapter 7 debtors have a loan and do not own their home outright - If there is no lien/loan against the property it would likely be sold by the Trustee for the benefit of the Creditors and the Bankruptcy Estate.). Your situation is actually quite common. You received a discharge, you did not lose your home, and the Creditor (obviously) continues to accept your loan payments. They are not going to foreclose, as they have not in all these years and I doubt that your loan provisions would allow it, They are being jerks and not reporting your payments to the Credit Bureaus. This may seem unfair, but they are allowed to do this --- they are not required to report your payments, My recommendation is that you refinance through a lender who is familiar with this situation - get away from the Lender who has treated you poorly. Also, even if it has not been reported to the credit bureausa, you can obtain your payment history from the Lender by making a Qualified Written Request (QWR) pursuant to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) -- LOOK IT UP-- and by Law they must comply. The Statute sets out the requirements and the request must be WRITTEN. I hope that helps. Your situation is probably not as dire or desparate as you may feel.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Lloyd Nolan
13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: (314) 725-1880